ME AND MY IDEAS
What is peer group education?
Me and My ideas is about exploring
the terminology around peer group education and why
to use it as an educational approach in the light of the
campaign ' All different - All equal.'
• Flipchart paper
• Coloured markers (thick)
• Sheets with questions
2 - 2.5 hours
15 - 20 people
Split people in small groups of four or
five. Give the groups a sheet with the questions listed
below and ask each group to discuss what they think about
it. Explain that each group has to write down the main points
of the discussion. At the end the groups will display their
points on a flipchart paper for others to see and will give
a short explanation.
Give a time limit for the group-work to
discuss and prepare the flipchart paper. An hour or an hour
and a half at least.
• What does the word 'peer' mean
to you? What do you think peer education is?
• Make together a list of things
which help people learning and a list of things that can
make learning difficult?
• Say something about people who
you have learnt things from. What sort of things? Who influenced
you the most and who have influenced you less?
• Tell something about influences
upon young people.
• What do you think of the ideas
of young people learning from young people? (peer group
education) What are the different benefits and difficulties
of this educational approach?
This activity is an introduction to get
people to think more about peer group education and whether
it is something they would like to get involved in. At the
end in the large group take enough time for the explanations
of each group and allow time for general reflections and